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What Car? gives its verdict on Peugeot 508 RXH

What Car? gives its verdict on Peugeot 508 RXH

What Car? has given its verdict on the new Peugeot 508 RXH after taking it for a test drive.

The model, the flagship vehicle in the 508 family car range, is based on the SW estate and has four driving modes - ZEV, Four-Wheel-Drive, Sport and Auto.

On testing the zero emission ZEV mode, it noted that the car can run for up to 2.5 miles, while the Sport mode "sharpens the throttle responses" and maximises acceleration by speeding up gear shifts.

Compared to other Peugeots, What Car? praised the car's ability to shift the gearbox more smoothly thanks to the linear surge from the electric motor, although suggested that it is slightly clunky against a dual clutch gearbox.

Inside, the news provider observed that the RXH is largely the same as other 508 models although there are readouts with information on the hybrid system and a centre console for the four driving modes.

It claimed that for companies, the RXH is "appealing" but might price out private buyers. Also of benefit to companies, the 107 g/km of carbon emissions and exemption from the three per cent diesel penalty means it will qualify for the 12 per cent tax band.

Posted by Craig SalterADNFCR-3205-ID-801307461-ADNFCR